Game Recognize Game Youth Workshops, Saturday, December 9, 12–3 pm

Yonas Tesfai

SOMArts is proud to present Game Recognize Game, a deep inquiry into the power and potential of sports as a culture-building institution for social change curated by Dania Cabello. The first exhibition in the 2017–2018 season of the SOMArts Curatorial Residency, this group exhibition will build an immersive environment for creativity and play, inviting audience members to bring play inside the gallery walls.

On Saturday, December 9, the artists and curators of Game Recognize Game invite young people to attend workshops and reflections exploring dynamics of power through play. These workshops will help youth think critically about their participation in sports before they activate the gallery with their own movement and play. Youth are powerful culture keepers and innovators who will be encouraged to make the designated #possibilityofplay come to life in public spaces outside of the gallery walls. Bay Area youth ages 14–19 are welcome to attend this free event!

Arjuna Sayyed
Cece Carpio
Dania Cabello
Ed Ntiri
Yonas Tesfai
Miguel “Bounce” Perez
Yvan Iturriaga


November 30, 2017–January 10, 2018
Gallery hours: Tuesday–Friday 12–7pm & Saturday 12–5pm

The exhibition is free to visit during gallery hours and during the opening reception. SOMArts Cultural Center is located at 934 Brannan St. (between 8th & 9th Streets), San Francisco, CA, 94103. SOMArts is wheelchair/ADA accessible. More information on accessibility is available here:

Opening Reception
Thursday, November 30, 6–9pm
The opening night celebration features performances, artist talks and a community cypher. To learn more, visit

Closing Reception & Performances
Saturday, January 6, 2018, 6–9pm
The inter-generational closing ceremony will invite all people to play in the name of freedom. It will be an open invitation to all to activate space, document joy, move, and dance together. To learn more, visit